21 December 2010

More Christmas Baubles

Happy Tuesday blogland!! So happy to be sharing with you the cards that I made few weeks ago wherein I used Christmas Baubles image from my so-neglected Kaisercraft Christmas Doodles stamp set.  I was wishing for an SU! Tree Trimmings set but since I don't have it then, I remember that I have these clear stamps bauble images that has been sitting on my stamps cabinet and just gathering dust. I gotta be creative so shile waiting for the Tree Trimmings, I made couple of cards using these images:

I just used a ruler and my Copic pen to make the "string" for the baubles. I coloured the images using Copic markers and I embossed the panels using Cuttlebug embossing folder (in this case, the Divine Swirls). The sentiments are from Justrite Stampers Nested Christmas Verses which I bought from ebay. These are basically clean and simple but "glittery" as I used my MS Crystal Fine Glitter to give my baubles the "it" look. ;-)

Thanks for looking and I'll see you next post.

Have a blessed day!


15 December 2010

ODBDSLC41 TAKE TWO! (Another Christmas Church)

Good afternoon! Here I am once again with another card for ODBDSLC41 Inspiration challenge! As I've said, I used the same image that I used on my previous post.  But this time, I stamped it on the main panel and worked my way from there.  I don't normally do it but since I want my image and my sentiment to be on just one panel, I tried and I'm glad it somehow worked! Thanks to Stamp A-Majig!!

The image was coloured with Copics and I sponged around it using So Saffron ink. I then stamp my sentiment from Justrite Stampers Christmas Nested Verses where I want it positioned using Stamp A-Majig. I then embossed the whole panel using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots to mimic falling snow (which I learned from Ms Amy Scheffer from one of her cards last year).  I then used liquid applique to put some "snow" on the trees and on the church.  The wreath on the church door was embellished with Flower Soft Christmas Green.  So lovely IRL! My inspiration was once again taken from this photo that they provided:

Thanks once again for looking and for the visit.

God bless us all!



ODBDSLC41 Inspiration {Christmas Church}

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's been weeks since I last posted here and I just want to apologize once again.  I was so busy making Christmas cards orders and didn't get the chance to update my blog. The past weeks were hectic I tell ya, but I'm glad as school holidays officially started today. That means I have more time to relax, stamp and post on my blog. :)

This card is my entry for ODBDSLC41 wherein we have to take inspiration on the photos provided on ODBD blog. I chose this church image from ODBD's "Worship the Lord" set. This is an unusual colour of Christmas and unusual colour of church - purple! :)  I like how we can colour images to our own preference or liking.  I coloured it using Copics and adorned it with Liquid Applique to mimic snow. The trees were embellished with Flower Soft Christmas Green (I like it! And it's the first time I used it!) I cut it using Nesties Labels One and sponged the sky with my Tim Holtz's Broken China ink.  I embossed the background with Swiss Dots for a winter effect (as if there's snow falling). I stamped the sentiment (from ODBD as well) using my Stamp A-Majig and finished it off with a purple satin ribbon. My inspiration was generally taken from this photo. I just changed  some of its colours.

I made another card using the same image and will make a different post as it's my 2nd entry for the ODBDSLC41 challenge. :)

Have a blessed day!


02 December 2010

Engagement Cards

Happy December everyone!!! I can't believe we're just few weeks away from Christmas! Time really flies so, so fast these days!  I've been very busy making cards for different occasions but mostly Christmas and that's what's keeping me from updating my blog.  Thank you for visiting and staying as my followers eventhough I haven't been posting lately.  I'll try to keep you posted at least when all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas cardmaking ceases. As to when? LOL!! I totally don't know.  Hahaha! Hey, I'm always here and will do my best to post my created cards for you to see.

The following cards were made for a friend who attended 2 engagement parties these past weeks. She didn't give me any colour theme so I just chose the colours myself. The first one is a combination of black, gray, white and red. I used a red satin ribbon to make the whole card pop. And I think it went well with the other colours. :) My friend liked it and the recipient as well. :) Dp is from Kaisercraft and the cardstocks are from SU!  The name was done using Justrite Stampers. So versatile, you can almost always personalised cards with those stamps! I also used my newly-purchased MS Botanical Scallop punch. Btw, my MS Doily Lace punch already lost its ability to punch months ago and I'm kinda sad because I really like its style. :( Anyway, this is the replacement and I'm also happy because it can be used on any occasions as well.

The second one is a combination of brown (my favourite) and a bluish/kind of turqoise specialty paper from DCWV Garden Stack. It's so lovely IRL as it really sparkles! Sentiments and name were also made using the same set of Justrite Stampers that I used on the first card. Both cards were finished off with Kaiser pearls for added accent.

Thanks for spending your time reading my blog posts and for following. Until next post -- more Christmas cards!

Have a blessed day!


24 November 2010


Happy Wednesday blogland!!  Few more days and December is here and I'm still rushing with my Christmas cards! Whew!!  I was so busy these past few days that I didn't have the time to open my blog and post the cards that I've finished. Sorry my dear followers, I bet you can relate with me because I believe you are busy as I am these days. :)

Anyway, here are some of the few cards that I was able to finish. I still have yet to take photos of another 4 cards that I've done the other day.  Let me share with you these 3 first. ;)

The stamps I used for the first 2 cards were from Sweet N' Sassy stamps Christmas scripture set.  I think I bought it more than a year ago and I also made cards using the same stamp set last year. The last one was from Justrite Stampers Christmas Treasures.  i haven't been colouring with my Copics for awhile now so this is just like first time for me (again! LOL!).  Just made everything simple without too much embellishments so there will be no hassle with mailing. (which I've experienced quite a few times).

I guess this is all for now.  Have to run back on my crafting table and finish my to-do list.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed Wednesday!



16 November 2010


Wow! I can't believe that we're already in the middle of November and I'm still well behind with my Christmas cards! Ugh!! Anyways, I hope I'll be able to create more within this week.  My card for today is based on two challenges:

CAS93  a sketch inspired by ltecler and,
SSCC65 based on John 3:30 verse ("He must increase, but I must decrease.")

On SSCC65 we have 3 options on how to present our card.  One is to make a CAS card to show that I need to decrease;  two is to make a "more is more" card showing that God must increase and three is to make a simple version of a card then we'll show the more is more version. 

As I've said I chose to make the CAS card because I want others to see more of Jesus in me and less of myself. Hence, the simplicity of my card. :)  I haven't coloured for months now and it felt like first time to me while I was colouring this image from Justrite Christmas Treasures set. I actually went over the circle stamped margin while I was sponging the sky (not in purpose, of course, LOL!). And to make unnoticeable, after cutting it with Circle Nesties, I coloured the white area with my Copic marker, put some glue on it and sprinkled it generously with my MS Crystal Fine Glitter!! The dp is from Graphic 45 (from my stash) and I just adorned it with leaves from Prima Christmas mix and a pearl at the center.

Thanks for visiting once again and see you on my next post.

Have a blessed day!


15 November 2010

Frame Cards

Happy Monday everyone!! I once again apologize for being on MIA mode for the past few weeks.  Just recently, I was down with the flu for a week and few days after my two boys got it, too. :( To make it short, they missed a week of school because of that and hubby took a week off from work to look after us. Thank God for him! :)

I was actually about to start with my Christmas cards orders when the flu thing arrived. But prior to that, I was on the finishing touches with these Christmas Frame cards that were also part of my orders.  I just did the "very final" finishing touches soon as I got well. I made 2 of each design to maximize the materials used. :)

And here's one with my DS2's photo being the model. :)

The dps are mostly from DCWV Christmas stack and the cs used were from Core'dinations cs. Embellishments were from my stash and I used different Stickles to add interest to the frame.

Thanks for visiting and for always following my blog.

God bless!



27 October 2010

ODBDSLC34 {Romans 8:28}

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you're all doing well and enjoying your day wherever you are. :)  Just want to present with you a card I made for ODBDSLC34 wherein the challenge is to use the colours Black, Kraft and one other colour.  This is also my 2nd entry for Joan's 4th and final week month-long blog candy in celebration of World Cardmaking Day! I haven't been playing with the ODBD challenges for months now but I just couldn't resist the colour combo this time. :)

I just want to make it simple as I'm aiming to focus on the Bible verse, which is from ODBD Scripture Collection 1, rather than the embellishments.  The Kraft is from my stash, where an oval was cut out for a previous project.  I was thinking of using it as a whole rather than cut a part of it and I liked how it turned out.  I chose the mustard-coloured cs to stamp my leaves on (from SU! Lovely As A Tree set) to make the image pop up.  Finished it off with black pearls at the bottom of the bible verse --- which is one of my favourite verses. :)

This is all for now and I'll see you on my next post.

God bless everyone!


25 October 2010

Ginghams and Checks

Happy Monday! Hope everything's well with you and that you had a lovely weekend. This card that I'm about to share with you is my challenge card for CAS90 challenge over SCS: Ginghams and Checks. This is also my entry for Joan's month-long blog candy in celebration of World Cardmaking Day! This is the fourth and final week and I do hope I'll win again. =)

I was trying to make this one a Christmas card while using stuffs that aren't traditionally "christmassy" but I think the gingham and the flower gave the card a Christmas feel. :) The image is from Stampendous stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and I just lightly coloured the outside part with a Copic marker. The sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy (part of a Christmas stamp set) and the rest is self-explanatory. :)

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!


22 October 2010


Happy Friday fellow bloggers! Things had been a bit busy last week because it was my birthday and wedding anniversary week. :)  I wasn't able to sit and stamp but I was able to savour the moments when hubby and I were together without the kids. Just US! :)

This card is for the Winter White Out Free for All challenge at SCS. I know this is a week behind but it's better late than never. LOL! I chose these colours just out of the blue and thought it would make a good combination. The gray cs is from SU! and the other one is from Bazzill (which closely looks like SU! Groovy Guava).
The stamp is from ebay (I think) and I just randomly stamped it while using a scratch circle frame. The outer frame is from JustRite Christmas set and was stamped with SU! Groovy Guava.

This card is also my entry for Joan's month-long blog candy in celebration of World Cardmaking Day! This is for week 3, I won week 1 :)  but missed to submit something on week 2. :(  Anyway, hope I'll be able to make cards for the rest of the blog candy weeks.

Have  a blessed day everyone and God bless us all!


12 October 2010


Hi everyone!  I made this card for this week's CAS88 challenge over SCS and that is, inspiration by a word: CRINKLE!  The example given was leaves but of course you can think of other things that are crinkled or can be crinkled.  As for me, it's already late here in my place to think about it so I chose to use leaves. LOL!!

The verse that I used is truly inspiring, which I think would benefit us all if we'll just ponder about it.  This stamp is from Clear Dollar stamps and it's only now that I was able to ink it up due to my hibernation. LOL!  I did some shadowing using my Mega Curved rectangles. How?  Well, I held it using my left hand while the right hand was doing the sponging.  Yeah, I know it's a bit hard because the die has the tendency to slip and be out of place but, well, I think a shadow doesn't have to be that detailed, well IMO. :)  I then directly stamp my verse onto the card using Memento Rich Cocoa.  Now with the leaves, I just cut 2 different sizes of leaves from my Flower Creation die set (Spellbinders).  I then embossed it using my Fiskars "Leaves" texture plates to give the leaves some "ribs". :)  I lightly sponged around it and the embossed ribs for some aged effect.

Thanks for visiting and I would love to read your comments on this.

God bless us all.


By the way, the card that I posted prior to this one
won the blog candy for week 1 of Joan's
WorldCardmaking Day month-long celebration! YAY!!

07 October 2010

Summer Tilda for a Spring Card =)

Hello fellow bloggers and stampers! This card is one of those "unfinished projects" that I found on my drawer awhile ago.  Tilda was coloured with Copics, matted and was set aside for.... how long? Hmmm..can't remember anymore. LOL!  But I remember, I had fun colouring this image from the Summer Kit that I ordered last year.  Anyway, at least, I was able to use her now and it somehow fits for a Spring card, I guess, because of the flower Tilda is holding. LOL!  And this card is my entry for my cousin Joan's World Cardmaking Day Blog Candy! YAY!  Would you believe that Joan (she's SKICIO on SCS) was one of my cousins whom I've last seen when I was just, what, between 11-13 y/o?!!  We've been exchanging PM's over SCS without knowing that we're cousins. I mean, she's using her married name now and it's the same on my part so we weren't able to recognize each other straight away.  I was able to confirm that she's the Joan I've known  when I saw her on one of my Aunt's Facebook profile!!  And we were like....yeahh cuz, it's you!!!  Thank God for the technology we're having and would you believe, we're both into crafting/stamping?! =)  Yeah, it's confirmed, we really are cousins!!  And check out her blog 'coz she really makes fab cards. =)

On with my card and sorry for the quite long intro. =)  As I've said, Tilda was coloured with Copic and I used my Mega Curve Rectangles to cut her and I lightly sponged Versacolor Narcissus around her.  I then cut a bigger size of the Mega Curve Rectangles to mat her.  The dp is from Basic Grey (as far as I can remember) and I finished off the card with a button on top of the white grosgrain ribbon/bow.  I hope the photo looks clear enough -- I used my mobile camera this time as my digicam's batts went low and I forgot to recharge it. So, this one goes to the blog candy that Joan is offering. This is for week one.  Why did I say so?  Because she's offering a blog candy once a week for the whole month of October! Wow! So, what are you waiting for? Come join the fun! Visit her blog for more deets about this.

Thanks so much for looking and have a blessed day!  Until nex post!


05 October 2010


Happy Monday!! Today's card was made for 2 challenges over SCS.  Actually, I was just really playing for CAS87 (Faux Letterpress) and decided to split my embossed panel to give it an effect. But when I was about to upload my card, I learned that the TLC293 challenge for this week is about splitting image. Wow!  I'm happy when these things happen ---I was able to hit two challenges with just one card. :)

Anyways, I'm still struggling to make cards (yeah, until now!) and it's good that there are challenges like these to help the creative juice flowing especially when it stopped for awhile. :(  I really NEED to get back on track and start stamping as Christmas is just few months away and I already have Christmas orders.  I gotta do something to motivate me to sit, stamp and create more cards. me Lord, please?

I went for green and white and a birthday card because there are lots of birthday celebrants for this month (and that includes me).  I used the Victoria embossing folder, inked it up with Memento Sprout and ran it through the Cuttlebug and voila! that's what you called Faux Letterpress. Easy peasy! The sentiment is from a set I bought from Jemac Stamps.

Btw, the first commenter on my last post who will receive some bits of small goodies from me is Divinity!! Thanks so much for being a follower of my blog and for leaving lovely comments.  I will send out your goodies this week.  I'm sorry for the delay as my plate is a bit full atm. I'll email you soon as I post it :)

Thanks for the visit

26 September 2010

Happy Sunday everyone! Wow! I'm so glad that finally, after almost a month of not creating any cards, I was able to make one today.  And not only that, I was able to enter this for this week's Free for All Challenge (F4A31) wherein you have to use "scallops".

Obviously, my scallops is the gray mat that I die-cut using my Petite Scalloped Circle (Nestabilities). Unusual colour combo, I know but these are the colours that entered my mind soon as I saw this lovely dp from Grace Taylor's Vintage Collection (bought from Big W).

This card is for our Pastor and his wife's 42nd Wedding Anniversary.  I gave them cards for 2 straight years now and I don't want to miss giving them another one this year.  I'm thankful because if it weren't for this occasion, I think my crafting stuffs will continue to gather dust. :(  I just hope the creative juice will start to flow on  a regular basis now.

The encouraging Bible scripture stamp was from Unity Stamps' Something Within set. I bought this more than a month ago, and I think I've only used 2 stamps from the set to date.  Talking about being slack.

Thanks to all my followers, for still being there despite of the fact that you don't get any notification of a recent post from me. THANKS HEAPS! And because of that, the first commenter (who is one of my followers) on this post will receive a small gift from me, a simple token to show my appreciation.

Thanks once again and may our good Lord bless us always.



31 August 2010

CAS Delicious! (Cupcake Birthday)

Hello everyone! Glad to be posting once again after few weeks.  I just couldn't believe that the card that I'm about to share with you is only my 4th for this month! :( Yikes!! What's happening with me?  I guess my mojo's really out there somewhere and will be staying long before coming back to me. :(  Anyways, I'm just glad I was able to make a card today and this one's for the CAS82 challenge over SCS wherein the theme is "Delicious".  I chose this cupcake image from Hero Arts because whenever I see one, I always go "YUM!".

The image was coloured with Copic markers and the rest of the sentiments were a combo of Imaginisce and Justrite Stampers. I embellished the image with a combination of stickles and finished it off with Chocolate pearls from Kaisercraft. This card is for my DS1's teacher who had her birthday last Sunday.  He only told me about this yesterday so this was kind of a rush.

This is it for now guys, You know, I really could use some motivation and encouragement here to get me back from stamping regularly. :(  But I guess this is just a normal phase that a stamper/crafter experiences (or is it just me?)

Thanks so much for your support and for your visits and to those who have just recently followed my blog -- THANKS VERY MUCH!

Have a blessed Tuesday!


12 August 2010

CAS Mouse

Just want to share with you today a card that I made yesterday morning.  I didn't get the chance to post it yesterday so here it is.

Since I'm trying to win  my mojo back, I just made a clean and simple card to start off. The image was from House Mouse Christmas set and the sentiment was from Hero Arts Cupcake set.

Fairly simple, just  a punched border and some pearls to adorn the card.  The image btw, was stamped and heat-embossed with clear ep then coloured with Copic markers. I also did some soft sponging using a dauber and Versacolor Petal Pink ink.

That's all for now.  Will try to make a 2nd post later for the card that I created for SC293 over SCS.

Until then, enjoy your day!

God bless!


09 August 2010


Happy Monday blogland!! Finally, I was able to play again with the CAS challenge!  Honestly, I've been struggling to make cards lately and the creative juice just don't cooperatively flow.  In other words, mojo's somewhere out there and somewhat enjoying its holiday (LOL!) but I'm really glad, I was able to make a card today.

The CAS79 challenge theme is "Gardens".  Well, when I think of a garden, the first thing that enters my mind is flower. So, I decided to make a card with a single flower (not that there's only one flower I imagined in a garden, LOL!). This is pretty simple as the only stamping done was for the sentiment and for the flower stem.  The felt flowers were die-cut using Spellbinders Daisy Heads. Sentiment was stamped using the ever-trusted "Stamp a Majig" when it comes to stamp positioning.

Okidoki, that's it for today and hopefully the mojo will start to kick in as I'm back to the stamping seat again. :)

God bless you!


04 August 2010


Hello to my fellow bloggers, stampers and blog followers! How are you all doing? I'm just posting to let you know that I'm still here although not that much active with crafting lately. Talking about being slack! :( I dunno, maybe I was just having those days where one's mojo isn't really working or is wandering somewhere else.  Have you ever experienced that?? Tell me I'm not alone, pls?

Anyways, somehow I was able to make a single card (yes, just a single card in my 3wks or so of absence). This was for the FS181 in honour of ravengirl over SCS.  I chose to case her generational card and changed some of it while sticking to the lay out.

Once again I apologize for my absence.  I was about to make a card today but I caught a flu early in the morning so, yeah, I guess I'd better put it off after a day or two.

Thanks so much for the visit and I'll see you in my next post -- SOON!! :)

Have a blessed day!



12 July 2010

CAS75 Dry Embossing

Happy Monday everyone! Wow! It's been a week since I've last posted here. How's everbody doing? Hope all is well.  I just want to share with you today the CAS card that I did today for the CAS75 "Dry Embossing" challenge over SCS.

These small Cuttlebug embossing folders have been neglected by me for so long now (but I believe I'm not alone, LOL!). That's why when I saw that the CAS challenge is about dry embossing, I knew that I would use them for this project.  On this card, I used the Fancy Corners embossing folder.  I didn't use all of them though, I just chose one.

I just added Kaiser pearl Copper to embellish the center of the flowers. Clean and simple!

Thanks for the visit and may God bless us all.


05 July 2010

Inspired by Mini Tiffany Cakes

Hello blogland!  Hope you're all doing very well at your side of the world.  It's very cold here atm while I'm writing this post so I'll just make this one short and sweet. ;-)

This card is for the ff challenges:

CAS74 (over SCS) - Celebrations!  Denise gave us this SITE to get our inspiration with
COLOR THROWDOWN#99 - my first participation with them and their challenge is to use colours cream, chocolate and turqouise

So, here's my card:

I just made it very simple as it's for a Clean and Simple challenge. The cream panel was embossed with Cuttlebug Divine Swirl embossing folder and matted onto brown Bazzill.  I used my All A-fleur embunched punch (by Fiskars) for the border.  The sentiment was from AmyR stamps (by CC Designs) and was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa then cut with my die leaf from Spellbinders Daisy Heads set and was sponged lightly with Versacolor Lagoon Blue while still inside the die.  The two upper corners of the cream panel was punched with EK Success corner punch and was lined with a cs from DCWV Garden Party stack.  I finished off the card with an Aqua ribbon with a bow made using Bow Easy.

That's all for tonight and I'd like to sleep early tonight because I can feel my migraine's coming. :(

Thanks for visiting and may our good and loving God bless us all for always!


04 July 2010

SSIC#45 He Has Made Everything Beautiful

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to share with you this card that I've managed to finish few minutes ago.  I was excited because there are only few hours left before the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge#45 closes. :)  The challenge was based on
Isaiah 53:5: "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: The chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed."
And I say a big AMEN and THANK YOU LORD for that!

So, the challenge now is to use stripes in some manner in our card or project.  And since a friend from the church asked me to make her an engagement card for a friend using the verse from Ecclesiastes, I thought I'd use stripes to qualify for the challenge. She wanted the colours to be taken from the engagement invitation which happened to be autumn colours with a touch of gray.

My Bible verse is from ODBD Scripture Collection 1 and was stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut it with my Long Rectangle Nestabilities and sponged around it using Versacolor Laurel Leaf while still inside the die.  I also did the same thing with the circle panel but embossed it afterwards with Cuttlebug Divine Swirl embossing folder.  Both panels were sprayed with Glimmer Mist pearl for some sparkle.

The dp is from Basic Grey Mellow pad. It's very timing because all the papers on that pad are autumn in colours.  My base is a white cs, then I added an SU! Basic Gray, then an orange cs and then the Basic Grey dp.
I then use again my Bow Easy to create this brown satin bow and finished off the card with some Kaiserpearl pearls. The ribbon tails were adorned with my Stickles Star Dust.

Thanks for looking and I'll see you on my next post! Thank God for Sundays for this is the time where we can celebrate His goodness with our fellow believers!

Have a blessed day!

27 June 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #72

Happy Sunday and Good Morning from Sydney, Australia! I don't normally post on Sundays but I finished this card last night and didn't get the chance to post it so I'm doing it now.  This card is my first ever entry (if I'm not mistaken from memory) to the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge. Yay! The FTTC72 challenge was set by the talented Silke Ledlow and she provided a sketch for us to use.


And here's my take on that:
This is also my first to colour this image (I always colour Tilda from Magnolia and some CC
Design's girl image stamps).  Please understand that this is just a RAK stamped image I received from my lovely online friend Jackie.   Honestly, I see her often on other people's blogs but I really don't know the image name (sorry). Would you mind telling me who she is, please?? I just want to give proper credit to this cute image and I don't want her to go unnamed for days. TIA!

I coloured her with Copic markers and as you can see, I didn't do much shading (aside from her hair) as I don't have yet the nearest colours of the green and orange that I used. I was just actually practicing to colour her and when I was about to colour her clothes, I thought I had to find a dp to get my colours from. I wanted something with brown (my favourite colour!) and so I took this lovely dp from Basic Grey.  All edges were distressed using Antique Linen Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.  I punched the scallops of my frame to match the Fiskars Threading Water border punch that I used.

And for reference, these are the Copic colours that I used:
hair: E29, E25, E33
skin: E000, E00, E11
basket: E25, E35 / flowers: Y06, Y11, YG17 (for the leaves)
top: YR16, Y11, YG17
socks: YG17

I used my Copic Spica Glitter pen Orange to put a bit of sparkle on her ribbon. Sorry but the cam wasn't able to capture that.

Thanks for the visit and  remember, it's Sunday today and it means.... Church day!! Time to celebrate God's goodness with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Have a blessed Sunday!



25 June 2010


Hello fellow bloggers! I just want to share with you my finished card for the Free For All Challenge (F4A18) over SCS which is to make a card with "ice cream" on it! :)  Most of the SCSers are from US of A and currently, it's Summer there while it's Winter here.  Nonetheless, I still want to eat ice cream even if my surrounding is already cold, in fact, I just had one this afternoon. LOL!!

I used Tilda from Magnolia Summer Kit which is the only stamp image that I have that has an ice cream. Hmm..actually, this more looks like a Paddle Pop than an ice cream.  Oh well,  I hope it still qualify for the challenge.

I coloured Tilda with Copic markers getting the colours from the dp which is from Basic Grey Cupcake pad.  The colour pink isn't on the dp but the rest of the papers on the pad has it so I just put a hint of it (on Tilda's Paddle Pop, cream, LOL!)  and matched it with a grosgrain ribbon with a yellow button on top.

Instead of directly using the blue cs to mat Tilda, I let it leaned on the left side instead.  I finished off the card with my dew drops.  These drew dops were actually very light yellow in colour so I coloured them with the same yellow Copic that I used to complement Tilda's top. Oh, and btw, I used my Versamark pen and went over the chocolate coating and embossed it in clear ep so it will look shiny or liquidy just like when it's hot and the ice cream is starting to melt. (hope I'm making sense here, lol!)

Okay, off to bed now.  Me and the kids weren't able to join hubby for the Bible study tonight as the venue was quite far from our place and my little boy was already tired and sleepy,

Thanks so much for the visit. I appreciate it so much.

God bless!




It's Friday and let's thank God for blessing us with one!  The Bible say it's a great thing to thank the Lord,  and that we must give thanks in all circumstances to God the Father through our Lord Jesus Christ!  Let us remember all the time that there is always, always, ALWAYS something to be thankful for.  And these two cards that I'm about to share to you are thank you-themed. :)


I wasn't too much aware that I've neglected this beauty - the Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley embossing folder.  I must admit, IMHO, the first batch of Cuttlebug embossing folders that came out were the ones that were really eye-catching and the designs are all fab.  I don't know about you but that's just my opinion.  And since I have almost all of the first release, I thought of making cards, this time, highlighting  the embossing beauty of these folders.  For today, I used Perfectly Paisely for my thank you card.

I coloured the embossed parts with my Creative Collage Chalks in Pastel.  I really like how it turned out! So soft and subtle-looking! I cut the white cs first using the Mega Curved Rectangles (Spellbinders) then embossed it afterwards.  I wanted it to be simple and to highlight the embossing that's why I only added a pine branch (cut using McGill punch on an Old Olive cs) and a Hydrangea flower from Prima.  I then sprayed all over it with my Glimmer Mist Pearl.  You can see it closely on the photo below.

The sentiment were stamps from CC Designs Amy R Thank You sentiments and the words "for your hospitality" were made using my JustRite Stampers Small Letter set.  I just used my Stamp A-Majig for the stamp placement.  I then cut it with a smaller size of the Mega Curved Rectangle and chalked around it while still inside the die.

A churchmate of mine actually asked me to make her a Thank You card for the hospitality shown to her by a family friend.  So, I decided to make two  cards not only that she can choose between the two but also I can have one on my stash in case I'll be needing it in the future.

I was aiming for a card with a "house image" on it but unfortunately, I don't have a stamp with a house image. So, I digged on my dp stash (LOL!) and found this one from Fancy Pants (Kraft Kuts) called "Home". And then I just stamped my sentiment onto white cs, cut with Circle Nesties and matted onto Scalloped Circle Nesties.

I sponged around the sentiment using my pastel chalk then sprayed Glimmer Mist Pearl on it afterwards.  Before adhering the sentiment to the card, I used a yellowish satin ribbon for embellishement. Short, simple and sweet!

Here's another shot:

Thank you once again for visiting my blog and I want you to know that I do really appreciate it.  May God's blessings and guidance be upon us always!

(And remember to thank GOD for everything!) :)



24 June 2010

SC286 Sweet Little Girl

Happy Thursday fellow bloggers and stampers!  I want to share with you today a card I made for the Sketch Challenge(SC286) this week over SCS.  At last, this sweet image was finally inked after months since I purchased it from a Craft Show.  This image was from JEMAC Stamps and unfortunately, the stamp name wasn't on the label when I bought it.  But isn't she so sweet to look at with her smiling face (even while sleeping) and the ribbons on her hair? :)

I was just actually practising my colouring with Copics and I chose this image when I ended up liking how it turned out! LOL! I bet you can relate with me and you had those moments, too!  So, I decided that I would use her on a card but slept on it 'cause I still didn't have any lay-out on my mind yet.  And this morning, while I was doing my daily browsing at SCS, I saw the sketch challenge for this week and thought, hey! this lay-out would be perfect for my image. And so I gave it a try. :)

Yes, I paper-pieced her pillow and her quilt/blanket and it wasn't easy especially with the pillow (look at her hair!)  I also used pop-dots to give the ribbons on her hair and her teddy some dimension.  The dp is from K&Company Sweet Pea Studio pad and I got this from Windsor Cottage Botanicals at a very reasonable price. :) The checkered ribbon is from my stash and so is the button.  I finished off the card with some Kaiser pearl Blush on the four corners.

Thanks for the visit and have a blessed day!


22 June 2010


Yay! I finally got the chance to ink my newest ODBD stamp set called "You Are The Potter" which I won few months ago from ODBD Shining the Light Challenge.  Thank you very much ODBD team especially to their very kind and sweet owner, Kelley! God bless you more, Kelley and thank you so, so much!

This card is my entry for FS176 in honour of Iris and for Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge#44 set by Candace Mitchell based on Psalm 119:105: "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

The challenge is to make a card using stamped words/verses/sentiments only (no stamped images).

This Bible verse from the book of Isaiah is really, really true as God is really the "Potter" of our life who moulds us to be like His son Jesus Christ.  Whoever we are, our whole being, our totality is a wonderful work of our loving God.  The verse was stamped using Versacolor Amethyst and was cut with Long Rectangle Nestabilities.  I sponged around the panel (while still inside the die) using Versacolor Misty Mauve and Petal Pink, sprayed with Glimmer Mist Pearl  then matted it with onto an orange cs. The lovely dsp is from Stacy Claire Boyd Eye Candy Collection (Garden of Love) which I bought from All About Scrapbooks few weeks ago.  The dsp is so gorgeous because of its bright but not overwhelming design. The colours are so lively! I did some piercing around the other panel and finished off the card with pearls, ribbon and a button that compelements the greens on the card. :)

Thanks so much for your visit.  This is my 2nd post for the day so just kindy scroll down so you can see the earlier post.

Good night and I'll see you again next post.  God bless us all!



MDUC#51 - Embossing

Hi everyone!  I'm here once again with another Tilda card to share.  This card was made for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge #51 and it's about EMBOSSING.  Well, I wasn't sure at first if it's heat embossing or dry (Cuttlebug) embossing.  Either way, they're both embossing but I chose the easiest one, the Cuttlebug embossing. LOL!

This cutie Tilda was another RAK image that I received from my online friend, Jackie.  Honestly, she had sent me heaps to colour with! Thank you so much Jackie,  I really, really appreciate it. I coloured Tilda with Copic markers using some that I bought recently from our LSS, All About Scrapbooks. If you're in Australia, (Sydney NSW in particular) and you're near Bexley, visit All About Scrapbooks sometime as you can get lots of great finds there.  And the ever-accomodating Vanessa will always be ready to answer your queries. :)

Okay on with the card again, I used Bec's June Competition lay-out once again for this one (I also used this lay-out on my previous post) except that I'm not entering this as this is not Winter-themed. My embossing here is on the brownish panel and I used my Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder for that.

The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers Wedding ensemble set and the flowers are from BizzyBecs (except from the yellow rose which I bought from another online shop). The violet flower has been coloured with BV00 to add some depth and sprayed them all with Glimmer Mist pearl for some effect.  Tilda's white background (and the sentiment as well) were sponged with Versacolor Hyacinth ink and the edges with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink. My dp is from DCWV 6x6 Floral stack.

Thank you very much for the visit and may God bless us all!



16 June 2010


Happy Wednesday everyone!  I'm so glad that after awhile, I was finally able to make another Magnolia card. I was able to find time to sit and stamp this afternoon, hence, a card for these TWO challenges:

- Magnolia Down Under Challenge#50 - Swirly Swirls
- Bizzy Becs June Store Competition - Winter theme, Bec also encouraged us to use the lay-outs she provided but it's not a "must".

I chose this lay-out for my card:

And here's my card:

 You can see the swirls (for the MDUC#50 challenge) on the dp that I used which is from Kaisercraft and the mat that I used behind Tilda was also embossed using Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder and since "winter" is the theme for Bizzy Becs Competition, what else can be more wintery than a Tilda with a scarf and mittens? ;)  I coloured Tilda with Copics.  I recently bought few pieces of Copics to add to my collection and used some of them here.  I'm still practicing how to colour Tilda's face but I like how this one turned out, somehow. LOL!

The background trees were from Stampin' Up Lovely As A Tree set.  I stamped it using Versafine Smokey Grey and lightly coloured it with chalk. Chalking was also done to create the sky scene.  To make it more look wintery, I embellished it using Liquid Pearls here and there to mimic "snow".  I actually used White gel pen at first but it didn't look good when it had dried up so I went over it again with Liquid Pearls.  Here's another angle shot:

The flowers are from Prima and the pine branch were created using McGill's branch punch that I purchased from Bizzy Becs few months ago.

Thank you so much for visitng and I hope I somehow inspired you with what I've created today.

God bless us all!




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